By Tim Graham
Cue the Lloyd Christmas quote.
In AccuScore's 10,000 simulations for the rest of the NFL season, the Buffalo Bills made the playoffs 0.5 percent of the time.
The Bills went into last Sunday with a 3.5 percent chance to get in, even though they were coming off a victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Two weeks ago, they had a 12.7 percent chance.
The Bills have a much better shot when it comes to winning Sunday in Toronto, but the Seattle Seahawks still are big favorites.
Seattle won 59.1 percent of the simulations and averaged 24.8 points. Buffalo averaged 21.6 points.
Running backs Marshawn Lynch and C.J. Spiller will be in the spotlight.
Lynch averaged 4.7 yards a carry and 0.7 touchdowns in the sims. Spiller's stats were unavailable, but when he had more rushing yards than Lynch, the Bills won 65 percent of the time. When Lynch outrushed Spiller, the Seahawks' chances inflated to 80 percent.
Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick averaged 1.2 touchdowns and 1.2 interceptions in the simulations, while Russell Wilson posted a 2-to-1 TD-to-interception ratio.
Fitzpatrick had more touchdowns than interceptions in 39 percent of the sims, and when they occurred, the Bills won 60 percent.